My millennium black and white mulberry trees

by Don

To mark the Millennium I bought and planted one mulberry tree of each. Twelve years later both trees are roughly 20ft x 20ft and thriving.

This year we made 22 lbs. black mulberry jam and 20lbs. of mixed white mulberry + blackberry jam. We really like our special jams at tea time.

I am about to prune the white mulberry as it grows very untidedly with branches heading in all directions, but nevertheless, well worth growing for its very sweet fruit.

Don. Maidstone, Kent.

Hi Donald,

Thanks for your contribution. It certainly sounds as if you are doing something right with regards to growing your mulberry trees.

I was thrilled with ours this year as it was covered in fruit. However about a week ago I went over to have a look to see how it was doing was dismayed to see that there was hardly any fruit on the tree at all. A week ago the fruit was still green and after careful examination there were no berries on the floor either!

So I guess either the birds, the possums or the fruit bats, or all - got the fruit before we did!

So sadly, there will be no mulberry jam for us this season!


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